Schoenherr, working with Italy's Legalitax firm, has advised Tecnopool S.p.A. on the acquisition of a 100% stake in Gopek d.d., the Slovenian holding company of the Gostol Group. The transaction, which entailed a block sale of shares held by over 100 (former) shareholders of Gopek, was signed and closed simultaneously on November 25, 2016 in Ljubljana. The parties agreed to keep the purchase price confidential.
Tecnopool is a company specializing in producing (whole) plants for the deep freezing, pasteurization, leavening, and baking of foodstuffs. The Gostol Group is a regional producer of bakery equipment with manufacturing sites in Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Russia. Tecnopool’s acquisition of the Gostol Gopan brand allows it to broaden its range of products to include the production of industrial ovens for baking.
Legalitax was lead counsel to Tecnopool, with a team made up of Partner Franco Fabris and Associate Matteo Stradiotto.
The Schoenherr team advising Tecnopool was led by Partner Marko Prusnik and included Partner Petra Smolnikar, Attorney at Law Eva Mozina, and Associates Lilit Zavasnik and Misa Tominec. Schoenherr Attorney Valdimir Markus was in charge of the Bosnian angle of the acquisition.